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How to count to 1 million in Dwarven

Or, 1 million bottles of beer on the wall

The Dwarven numerical system is based on names for groups of clan members. This was the ancient Dwarves first reason for counting, as family and loyalty to one’s clan has always been of critical importance to the Dwarven people. These words are based on ancient Dwarven, which most Dwarves no longer speak. The numerical system is therefore one of the only remnants of ancient Dwarven language still in use in the modern era.

Below is a guide on how to count to 10 in Dwarven.
0 – Kun
1 – Gar
2 – Bar
3 – Erba
4 – Wert
5 – Hutt
6 – Eine
7 – Den
8 – Getyr
9 – Dishun
10 – Golz

For the numbers between 11 and 19, the suffix “en” is added to Golz:
11 – Golzen-Gar
12 – Golzen-Bar
13 – Golzen-Erba
14 – Golzen-Wert
15 – Golzen-Hutt
16 – Golzen-Eine
17 – Golzen-Den
18 – Golzen-Getyr
19 – Golzen-Dishun

In order to work in units of 10, the suffix “-golz” is added to the base 10 numbers
20 – Bar-golz
30 – Erba-golz
40 – Wert-golz
50 – Hutt-golz
60 – Eine-golz
70 – Den-golz
80 – Getyr-golz
90 – Dishun-golz

After this point, the following suffixes are used in conjunction with the base 10 numbers:
100 – Urne
1,000 – Arn
1,000,000 – Ordg

To illustrate:
17,496 – Golzen-Den-Arn Wert-Urne Dishun-golz-Eine
English – Seventeen thousand four hundred ninety six

1,286,712 – Gar-Ordg Bar-Urne-Getyr-golz-Eine-Arn Den-Urne Golzen-Bar
English – One million two hundred eighty-six thousand seven hundred and twelve

Happy Dwarven Counting!

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